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    I have a deposit down on a 7 1/2 week old Doberman from a rep. breeder the breeder calls me and says an older pup from another litter was brought back to her and it ends up the pup has parvo. The people who brought the puppy back said they are getting a divorce and could not the pup. On there way out the door they say puppy got car sick on the way. The breeder said she did not even thinck twice about taking the puppy back because puppies get car sick. She thinks the people took the pup to the vet got diagnosed and did not want to spend the money on treatment. Some of the pups in my litter have gotten it . My question is if the puppies pull through should i still take my puppy or just get my deposit back

  • #2
    Well I believe that once a puppy has pulled through parvo it can totally recover and lead a normal life. Although I would NOT bring the puppy home untill he or she is totally recovered and any other dogs you have have recieved a booster shot and the puppy is well enough to start its shots.
    Parvo can live in the ground for several months so I would use caution about bringing a sick pup home to my dogs otherwise you risk cotaminating your yard and house.
    I guess I would talk to your vet see what he or she has to say and go from there.
    Tammy

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    • #3
      confused

      What age did the pups in the litter get their first shot?

      How long did the buyers keep the pup?

      I thought that it took eleven days for parvo to transfer.

      If that pup went back to the litter sick, all were exposed.

      I would sure talk to a vet first.

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      • #4
        I would ask for my money back and find another puppy. I wouldn't pay good money for a dog that has/may have/could have parvo. It can have long term effects. I've seen dogs never reach their full growth potential due to parvo. It is up to you, imo I wouldn't risk it.

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        • #5
          That's the thing with parvo, they have to have all of their shots in order for them to be effective, some never are effective. My Lab mix I had when I was a teenager (passed a while ago) was current on all shots and still got parvo when he was a year. The only one out of his litter to survive past a year old. He passed when he was 11. But he had no problems or after effects from it. He still grew to be over 100 pounds and was perfectly healthy.

          It's not like that in all cases, but puppies that young being exposed rarely live thru it. If I ever have a puppy come back to me because the owners "don't want it because of something" then I'd quarantine it for about a week. Because as we all know with parvo, once the dog starts showing signs, it may already be to late to save it.
          Becky

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          • #6
            I agree with hairdevil, and I believe the breeder is a reliable one. A recovered puppy could became a carrier as long as six months, and it could make other dogs ill. If I were you, I would buy a puppy from this breeder as she didn't lie to me. But I would wait at least 8 months.

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            • #7
              I agree with hairdevil.....I'd get my money back. To much of a risk.

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              • #8
                I'd hold off bringing a puppy home from this litter until you talk to a vet. Dobes seem to be very succeptable to parvo, as are alot of blk/tan breeds like Rotties when they're pups. So be careful.

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                • #9
                  Check out this site. It has everything you wanted to know about parvo, but are afraid to ask. And then some.

                  http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...83&SourceID=42

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by redbird View Post

                    I thought that it took eleven days for parvo to transfer.

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                    Incubation is typically 3-7 days, although a few cases have gone as long as 21 days. Infected animals shed the virus for about 2 days before they show symptoms, and up to a month after they recover.

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                    • #11
                      I thought I made a reply to this post earlier but maybe I didn't hit right button, I've noticed I've done that before.

                      I had a Rottie that had parvo and lived and had a normal life. But if you have any doubts maybe you should get your money back and look elsewhere.
                      "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
                      Diane

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all the replies. the breeder called me today and said it looks like the worst is over. Only one pup died out of 12. most are eating again but a few are still refusing the food. Also I talked to my vet and she said that if they pull through not to be afraid of any long term problems.

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                        • #13
                          So, when will your new puppy be able to come home? I bet you are excited... and anxious after the parvo scare!

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                          • #14
                            if the puppy pulls through I should be getting her in about 15 days or so. Then the breeder said we will have to wait a month before she will have her ears done just to make sure she is 100% well.
                            P.S. that is the puppy in my avatar she was 6 week old.

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                            • #15
                              I have been told that parvo can live in the ground for 7 years and I have heard this a million, Helly is this true? I would kindly ask for my money back and thank her for being honest with you.
                              "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
                              Nancy

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